Coleraine in Northern Ireland is
the next big push on TM44 Enforcement as ACI Reports can
confirm that two of our large portfolio High Street clients
have received notices in the district this last month. TM44
non-compliance notices are not something new in NI, there
were a spate of them two years ago, mainly in Belfast. ACI
Reports undertook a batch of emergency TM44 inspections at
that time and are now doing the same in the Coleraine area.
We stress to our clients, particularly those with a high
profile such as High Street, Universities, Hospitals and
Local Government that they are easy targets for Trading
Standards to target. Of course, they do not even have to
door knock, Trading Standards can simply look on Landmark as
all the more recent TM44s are lodged there. Since 2011 for a
TM44 report to be valid, it must be lodged on Landmark and
is therefore in the Public Domain. Anyone can check up on
who is and is not TM44 compliant.
If in Northern
Ireland without a valid TM44, watch out for that Trading
Standards officer coming to knock on your door.
Reports urge non-compliant businesses with more than 12kw of
AC to plan ahead, it is much more cost effective to have a
planned TM44 Assessment programme than to pay for emergency